The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.
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We were talking at the last board meeting and have found a slot to put in a nice little drive near the middle of November. It is a busy time, but the area always has great sights and experiences if you know where to go. Many years ago I put together two tours with Erik Boody through the Augusta county countryside. Many know us as auto-crossers and racers, and we rarely do the social thing. Not that we are against it, we just don't always take the time with the other parts of the club being our focus. So with that said you should pause and look at what we are doing the afternoon of the 17 th of November.
We are doing another great drive through Augusta county, picking our favorite roads and great scenery, to include sleepy towns, a wet weather bridge (we won't get wet), long valley drives with small streams and springs lining the way. Passing by Wades Mill, and great pit stop at my water fall, Glenn Falls by Vesuvius, and then up and down 56 over the parkway, to 151, then up that road to end at Pro Re Nata Brewery for drinks and eats.
Our intention is to show you our favorite roads and have some challenging sections to stretch our legs a bit before the winter sets in. Starting at Target in Waynesboro near the 340/64 interchange we will head west through a few back roads to cross over to 608, then south across country to 11. From there we had found another great connector to link us to Middlebrook Road. This will be a main spur as it wonders south through three sleepy towns, and has great open field runs with small twisties sprinkled throughout. It is a great mixture of both types of fun roads we have in the area. Here we will take an eastern turn passing Wade's mill and running up 606 to Raphine. It is a great road that requires attention. Stay in your lane, no cheating! Its great. As you travel through Raphine this is roughly the half way point. We will break and this is a restroom stop and gas up. Under the highway you have White's truck stop or Happy's to refresh and empty and fill the tanks if needed. This is a planned quick stop and then wonder west past Cyrus McCormick's layout to 2 miles east on 56, where we will gather and launch from my waterfall, I live across the street. This is Glenn Falls, a 35 foot waterfall with a 8 foot wide creek feeding her. Its close to the road and wonderful, loud, and relaxing. Park in tight as there are plenty of spots, and you can use my driveway across the street and yard along the road. We will launch from there when everyone gathers. I figured it would be nicer to wait there instead of a parking lot.
From there we will proceed through Vesuvius up the mountain and over the parkway towards Massie's Mill. We will pass crab tree falls and if enough of the leaves have fallen, you will be able to see the waterfall cascading down the 120 feet of mountain that it does. Only time you can see it all is when the leaves are gone. Traveling to 151, we will turn North through beer country, seeing all of the breweries along the famous route. It may be busy on a Sunday afternoon so pay attention. We will follow this to 250, where we turn east and head through big fields and large mansions on our way to Pro Re Nata for our final stop.
It will be a great drive, with many of my favorite roads. If you have time that Sunday afternoon, and are wondering what kind of tour I'd throw together that I'd actually like, there is only one way to find out. We don't do this often, don't miss out. Hope to see you there.
Drive time for each of the two legs is roughly 1:20 minutes, with a planned 30 minute break at the waterfall.
The meeting location will be the Target parking lot in Waynesboro, VA. The meeting time is 12:30 PM.
Hello Shenandoah Region Members:
For those of you who haven't been to "Turkeys in the Trunk", this is how it works: First, you load (or any quantity you feel appropriate) your front trunk, or your back trunk, if you have one, your roof rack, your passenger foot well.... or wherever, with frozen turkeys, canned vegetables, yams, non-perishable food and the rest of the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. Don't forget to leave room for your spouse or significant other, but tell them to pack lightly!
This will be a dual Region event in conjunction with First Settlers Region. We will use MotorsportReg for registration to get an accurate headcount of the participants for planning and logistics. There will be separate registration in MotorsportReg for members in the western/central locations and eastern locations in the Shenandoah Region. Both locations will hold their respective events on Saturday, November 23rd. Please select the location closest for you to participate.
Western / Central Group-Shenandoah Region
For members in the western/central portion of the Region we will be supporting the Thomas Jefferson Area Branch of the Blue Ridge Food Bank, 1207 Harris Street, Charlottesville, a member of Feeding America.
We appreciate the continued support of Shawn Ayers and his staff at Porsche of Charlottesville. We will meet at Porsche of Charlottesville (Flow Porsche), 1313 Richmond Road, Charlottesville for coffee, donuts and socializing at 10 AM. We will have our driver's meeting for the short drive to the Blue Ridge Food Bank at approximately 10:40 AM, with a drive off at 11 AM.
If you cannot make it on Saturday for this event, you are encouraged to drop off any non-perishable food at Flow Porsche between Monday, November 18th and Friday, November 22nd. Flow has agreed to accept frozen turkeys dropped off Saturday, November 23rd from 9 AM to 10:45 AM. Let’s help Flow "stuff" a four door Porsche with as much donated food as possible!!!! If you prefer to make monetary donations, please make checks payable to the Blue Ridge Food Bank.
After we complete our donations at the Food Bank, Terry Vasalis at Tip-Top Restaurant 1420 Richmond Road, Charlottesville, will set aside space for members to enjoy lunch, relax, talk Porsches and enjoy each other's company and conversation.
For additional information on the western event, please contact Hank Weil
Eastern Group-Shenandoah Region
For members in the eastern portion of the Region, we will be supporting the Greater Richmond Food Bank (aka Feedmore), Central Virginia's core hunger-relief organization dedicated to providing neighbors in need with healthy meals along with Richmond area members of First Settlers Region.
We appreciate the continued support of Mark Cooke and his staff at Euroclassics. We will meet at Euroclassics Porsche, 11900 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian from 11 AM until 12 noon. Coffee and soft drinks will be available. We will not be driving to Feedmore. They will have a refrigerated truck on site to collect our donations. For financial donations, please make checks payable to "Feedmore".
After the donations have been made, those participants who would enjoy lunch provided by the region are invited to join a SRPCA drive from Euroclassics to the Fine Creek Brewing Company in Powhatan County to enjoy one another's company over lunch, socialize and talk Porsches.
For additional information on the eastern event, please contact Kevin Leonard
Thanks, in advance for your participation. This event CAN make a difference in our communities!!
Hello Shenandoah Region Members:
Our Annual Christmas Party will be held on December 8th at Michie Tavern. The event will begin at 5:30 PM and dinner will start at 6:30 PM. We ask everyone to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. There will be many prizes raffled away, you will get an extra raffle ticket if you bring a toy. Register Here
We hope to see you all there!